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Chest hurting when inhaling smoke, coughing. Due to weather?

i have been smoking since november 2011, i didn t smoke a lot, like 3 to 4 cigarettes a day sometimes even less, but about a week ago i started smoking a lot more than i used to due to the stress i ve been gathering from personal problems, almost a pack of cigarettes a day, i never smoked so many cigarettes until about a week ago, but i never completed a pack of cigarretes in a day, because there were still about 5 cigarettes left the other day, and i also give them to my friends so i didn t smoke the entire pack, and i always tend to smoke the lighter packs with less nicotine , etc. Today i went out for a smoke and i noticed everytime i inhale my chest hurts. it s not a lot of pain but it hurts a little, but only when i smoke, because when i breath normally i don t feel any pain, i just feel like i have something uncomfortable down my throat , and i ve been coughing a little too like every 20 to 30 minutes. where i live is also very cold and i didn t wear that much clothes today either, so my question is, could this be from the weather and the fact that i didn t wear enough clothes to protect me from the cold or the fact that i ve been smoking more for the past week? i think it s weird that my chest hurts when i smoke because i ve only increased the amount of cigarettes i smoke per day a week ago. Thank you for your help Renato Ribeiro
Asked On : Wed, 3 Oct 2012
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Though this time it may be a viral/bacterial infection because of the cold weather and inadequate clothing but the earlier you stop smoking the better it is because smoking impairs the body defenses in many ways and it may have predisposed you to this bout as well. In the long run it causes many diseases, COPD and lung cancer being the commonest.So my advise is to quit smoking as early as possible.
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